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Promises of Gold

Promises of Gold

Author Josť Olivarez
Publisher Holt Paperbacks
Publication Date 2024-02-20
Section New Titles - Paperback / Poetry
Type New
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ISBN 9781250878472

“How many bad lovers have gotten poems? How many crushes? No disrespect to romantic love—but what about our friends? Those homies who are there all along—cheering for us and reminding us that love is abundant.” In this groundbreaking collection of poems, José Olivarez explores every kind of love—self, brotherly, romantic, familial, cultural. Grappling with the contradictions of the American Dream with unflinching humanity, he lays bare the ways in which “love is complicated by forces larger than our hearts.” Whether readers enter this collection in English or via the Spanish translation by poet David Ruano, these extraordinary poems are sure to become beloved for their illuminations of life—and love. “¿Cuántas malas parejas han inspirado poemas? ¿Cuántos crush es? Sin faltarle el respeto al amor romántico—pero ¿qué hay de los amigos? Esos compas que están ahí todo el tiempo—animándonos y recordándonos que elamor es abundante”. En esta innovadora colección de poemas, José Olivarez explora cada tipo de amor—el propio, fraternal, romántico, familiar, cultural. Lidiando con las contradicciones del sueño americano, con una humanidad inquebrantable, deja al descubierto las maneras en que “el amor se va complicando por fuerzas más grandes que nuestros corazones”. Ya sea que los lectores entren a esta colección en inglés o a partir de la traducción al español del poeta David Ruano, estos extraordinarios poemas serán amados seguramente por sus iluminaciones sobre el amor y la vida.

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